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middle east? and you mentioned iran. and all eyes will be on iran, they'll be on hezbollah to see if this becomes a multifront operation. >> can i just get one little quick tour, syria. >> yes. >> if i understand, that's mostly hezbollah operating in syria. is hamas in syria? >> well, this is a great question because in the case of syria, this has caused a rift between hamas and iran and hezbollah. you have the iranian government backing assad, you have hezbollah backing assad, and you have hamas basically lined up with the opposition. so in many respects, syria has drived a wedge between iran and its former client. >> all right. now, let me go back to israel. iran basically owns hamas, is that fair? >> well, iran has provided financial support. >> they're the financier. i mean, hezbollah, too, but let's stay with hamas for the moment. iran is the banker. >> iran has been a banker. other countries have been as well. they've gotten money from countries like saudi arabia as well. in the case of hezbollah, that is the very, very close partnership. i mean, hezbollah really grew out of
? >> the ultimate objective is hamas becomes hezbollah south. hezbollah has 50,000 rockets. which are iranian. essentially, israel is in a standoff. it cannot attack it because of the fire that would rain on rein the city. it's weaker today but it wants truce to institutionmize the immunity to the israeli attack so it becomes hezbollah. iran is behind it all because hezbollah and hamas are clients of iran. iran is thinking of israeli strike on the nuclear program. saying to israel we are going to arm hamas. it will rain rocket on tell avive from the south. hezbollah is invulnerable in the north. put you in a situation of disastrous attack if you attack us. even before iran retaliates directly. this is all about iran and israel. iran trying to maneuver israel a corner it can't attack. >> shannon: given what charles said and what we know of hamas' stated intentions are who thinks cease-fire is fool's air to this point? >> highly unlikely. >> it's the goal but i think it's unlikely, too. >> a point where hamas thinks it cannot achieve its object is, of immunity and then it will realize that it h
with hezbollah and saying he supplied hezbollah information. >> harris: thank you, he was talking about hezbollah, let's stay with that. the leader of that islamic militant group based in lebanon with a new threat that rockets will once again rain down on tel aviv and other major cities in a future war. interesting timing, considering the fresh cease-fire we just reported between israel and hamas. hezbollah calling the latest conflict a clear victory for hamas and the palestinian people and you may recall during the war in 2006, hezbollah fired nearly 4,000 rockets in israel and claimed an upgrading of arsenal since. and now to egypt and the situation we've been keeping an eye on there. at this hour, the u.n. state department with a new warning for americans inside he egypt and our embassy in cairo vazing them to avoid large clouds there and the embassy reporting protesters are pelting nearby police guarding with molotov cocktails and all of this is a backlash against morsi escalating reports tonight of one person killed and another injured on attacks on muslim brotherhood north of cairo and the
and how? >> most likely by the fanatical wing of hezbollah, a group known as islamic jihad that comprised lebanese shia who have historically been underprivileged, excluded from the politics and economics of the country, had ideological affinity for the regime. and radicalized by the israeli incursion into south lebanon in the early 1980's. a very toxic makes that led them to take dramatic steps that climaxed in the assassination amount of pressure are was the target? >> because he was an american. not only american, but very visible president of the great university in the middle east. there was no more higher profile example of an american involved in that region than the presidency of a you be. >> the american university, beirut, back in the 1850's, what was a paper like? >> was and still is a multi cultural cosmopolitan city. then and now muslims, jews, and christians all next and co existed to a significant degree. in the american missionary presence was particularly significant in better, and it became sort of a launching pad for creating what became the greatest university in the r
of hezbollah. the islamic jihad but comprised the lebanese with shia who had been underprivileged excluded from the politics and economics of the country and our ideological affinity, and he had been radicalized by the israeli persian and south lebanon in the early 1980's. was a very toxic mix that led them to take the steps in the assassination. >> why was he targeted? >> because he was an american and very visible presence in the greatest university in the middle east. there was no more high-profile example in that region than the presidency. >> was the american university put in beirut on purpose that in the 1850's was the root like? >> the route was and still is a very multicultural cosmopolitan international city where east meets west then and now muslims do some christians all mixed into a significant degree and the american missionary presence in the middle east was particularly significant in beirut and became the sort of launching pad for creating what became the greatest university in the region because of this connection. >> could that university have been put in another city and thr
of gaza each day but for the north where hezbollah has some 40,000 to 50,000 rockets aimed at israel. israel needs more iron domes. >>stuart: can they get them? >>guest: they need them fast. what we have in gaza is i believe the beginning of a much larger regional war where iran is going to be involved, so, yes, israel needs more of iron dome and congress here in the united states is working to transfer funds to israel to build more of the anti-missle batteries. >>stuart: here is what i hear from k.t. mcfarlane, saying the israelis want to neutralize gaza and they will go on the ground into gaza because they want do neutralize it because that would be a source of attack if israel attacked iran. the iranians would retaliation through gaza. so, neutralizing them would take this off the table, therefore, israel going into gaza is more likely. what did you say? >>guest: two things. i agree. if you want to really neutralize hamas, and decisively defeat them you must go in on the ground. number two, yes, any conflict, any israeli conflict with iran will involve hamas to the south, hezbolla
, there is a parallel. back in 2006 the war that israel fought against hezbollah in lebanon, then, in the wake of that war, hezbollah became politically much stronger in lebanon and, in fact, became the strongest party in the leave government. but, other middle east speaker would say look at longer term picture, you look at that border between israel and lebanon, the northern border, that has remained quiet, hezbollah did not try to take advantage of this latest trouble on the southern border with gaza, so, what they would say is look to the longer term, in the long term hamas will be at least more moderate and more peaceful. >>gregg: hezbollah is now rearmed with more powerful and sophisticated weapons so that may happen again. jonathan hunt, thank you very much. former israel special forces operator is a counterterrorism cutant and managing director at at security company and author of "brotherhood of warriors" and joins us now. we will talk first of all about the incident today, do you think hamas was trying to provoke israel and, in fact, succeeded? >>guest: well, i think -- i do. i think
? >> as a government no. >> hezbollah. >> not only hezbollah but in every country su have some people without sympathize with the government. >> is that because they're anti-sunni or what. >> for all sorts of reasons. there turkey, for example, you have people who are alloways who sympathize with the government because they consider it a allowaiy government, in other places people sympathize with the government either because they fear that they are secularists, they fear that in the opposition there are too many fundamentalists, rightly or wrongly, i'm not saying they are right saying that. they would say be careful. support for the government as such is limited because of the arab spring and because of the understanding now that change in these, in our part of the world is in dispensible and is going to happen whether we like it or not. >> is it possible to find an agreement that allows assad and his followers to stay in the country? >> i very much hope so. >> dow. >> absolutely, yeah, you know, this is-- you know this is what we need. >> this is what we need in our part of the world. what
and gaza, hezbollah in the northern border in lebanon, because in 2006 when the israeli soldier was kidnapped in gaza? israel went into gaza and was preoccupied and hezbollah took that opportunity to start firing rockets across the northern border and we know what happened with the war between hezbollah and israel that followed. >>trace: and now the managing director of the washington institute and former senior director for middle eastbound affairs -- middle eastern affairs. you heard what he said about the president of egyptian. does he want to be attached to hamas? >>guest: morsi is torn between his role as the leader of the muslim brotherhood which has been linked with hamas and as a president of egypt. he is not helping palestinians in what he is doing because it is hamas that is bringing the suffering on the palestinians of gaza in contrast to the peace in the west bank under the palestinian authority. he is not acting in favor of egyptian interests because the same terrorist groups are targeting egyptian soldiers in the sinai, as well. >>trace: we saw back in 2006, israel
is israel's northern border with lebanon, home, of course, to hezbollah. remember back in 2006 when israel went into gaza in the wake of the kidnapping of the soldier. hezbollah took advantage of that to start launching rockets across the northern border into israel. it is something everybody is watching very closely. hezbollah frankly is pretty busy right now trying to prop up their regime of its ally, president assad in syria. but you can be sure that the israeli defense forces are watching that northern border very, very closely right now. >> harris: jonathan hunt, thank you very much. in addition to rockets, israel and hamas are also battling each other on-line. the israeli defense force has consistently and constantly updated its official twitter account since this conflict began. one tweet reads, quote, we recommend that hamas operatives whether low level or senior level, show their faces above ground in days ahead. the militant wing of hamas responding with its own tweet. quote, our blessed hands will reach your leaders and soldiers wherever they are. you opened hell gates on yourse
to hammering out the cease-fire. adding his voice to the discussion, the leader of hezbollah in lebanon. he sent a stern warning today to israel threatening major retaliation if israel makes a move on lebanon. hezbollah is not involved in the renewed hostilities but they have fought with israel in the past. tensions their shared border really has never gone away. >>> at least 117 people are dead after a massive fire at a clothing factory in bangladesh. it happened outside the capital city of dhaka. you can see every window is lit with flames. some workers tried to escape out the windows. there were about 2,000 workers, mostly women, in that factory and they expect, unfortunately, the death toll to rise. >>> well, they took a week off for thanksgiving, but congress gets back to work starting tomorrow. time is short, but they have a lot on their agenda. the senate returns tomorrow, the house officially goes back into session on tuesday. the so-called fiscal cliff is the biggest item that is sitting on the congressional agenda. if president obama and congress don't reach some sort of deal, hug
at the hezbollah and hamas, these are very powerful people. they're really playing for keeps they know what they're doing. we are into the region, out of the region. secretary clinton rushed to the scene when she rushed to the middle east after the war broke out between hamas and israel. in the far east. we visited the far east. the president was visiting pagodas in the far east. lou: not going near india or china. you mentioned a moss, ron and syria along with egypt in that, if you will, axes with in the least. syria itself, the implications for it as a result of what we are witnessing and the obvious victory for iran in brokering this deal along with more see, whether he is the ultimate act or whether he is, if you will, acting in the interest of others >> this war in the region is really a proxy war between iran and israel. this is really extending to hezbollah and moss. these rockets that were fired iranian rockets supplied by a iranians. lou: most of them by israel. >> absolutely. but these were -- derived from the power. there is no doubt about that. >> in the bunker, these are good days.
and jerusalem. this is iran showing it can unleash both hamas and hezbollah if need be in response to an israeli attack on iran's nuclear weapons program. >> let's not forget the sudan. i've been talking about that since i went there last year in april. apparently the iranian rockets which can reach tel aviv and jerusalem, they're being funneled through the sudan to egypt, to gaza, to hamas. they're coming right through the sudan, and the sudan is up to their eyeballs. you've got president morsi who has been very chum my with the president of sudan. they're very tight now and the plot thickens. >> this idea that morsi of the muslim brotherhood is somehow a moderate when it comes to dealing with israel is just fanciful. the threat here is that if israel backs off from its present posture with respect to gaza, more missiles will come in from iran through sudan, and when and if israel decides to do something about the iranian nuclear weapons program, the israeli air force will be in a very difficult position because it can't be in three places at once. it can't be over iran and over gaza and over t
, everything they could. hezbollah as proxies went to hamas with the same sort of training, went into gaza, and they've never stopped supplying hamas with rockets. the intelligence is indisputable. now, i don't think they have political control over hamas, but nonetheless, they are fueling this conflict against israel. >> we know the iranians have, i believe, a much better relationship. hezbollah in lebanon than they do with hamas in gaza. is that your understanding? >> oh, absolutely. hezbollah is their principle proxy in the arab world but also hamas -- they are sunni muslims. it's very important for iran to keep a connection to radicals, to the muslim brotherhood, and the rest of it. they dnot intend to let that go, and if hamas asks for weapon, they will supply them anyway they can and most are coming through egypt. that porter is very porous. the rafah crossing i know are closed, but there are other crossings under the ground and that's where they're coming in. the components for the missiles and iran has taught hamas how to build these things locally. >> there was a missile that reac
because of its iranian background and sponsorship of hezbollah. talk about the two terrorist groups and the differences. >> sure. hezbollah, based principally in lebanon, backed by the syrian regime and also by iran, has developed a huge arsenal of weapons and has been involved in major ground offenses against israel most recently in 2006. hamas, very different, based in the gaza strip, not nearly as heavily armed, but obviously still an enormous threat in terms of these roxs to southern -- rockets to southern israel. i would make one point to what jeffrey said, which i generally agree with. the fact is that the administration has been focused largely in this region on israel and iran. and that has taken up an enormous amount of energy. combining that with the disruption we've seen in the region from the arab awakening it has not been a perfect time to engage in large scale diplomacy to try to solve which is admittedly a difficult problem between hamas, the palestinian authority and israel. >> there's so many unintended consequences from action forcing events outside this fear of am
officials are concerned that the militant group hezbollah have set up training camps near the chemical weapons depots. >>> four people were killed in texas when a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. this is just terrible. the accident happened at a railroad crossing in midland, texas, as the float tried to get around the safety gates and lights. the float was made with a flat bed trailer with chairs for each of the veterans. in addition to the four deaths, others were injured. >> this may be one of the most tragic events we've had in our town and it's a sad day. i shook their hands and saw them personally, met their wives. it truly was an honor to be in their presence. these guys are true american heroes. >> secretary of defense leon panetta issued a statement saying he's deeply saddened. the ntsb is sending a team to midland to investigate. >>> today is the day former cia director david petraeus faces lawmakers. he's due to testify behind closed doors about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benning aussie. there's no doubt he'll be asked about
decades. our own trace gallagher went to the israeli border back in 2006 during the fight with hezbollah. he has been watching all of this from our breaking news desk. we want to get to him before the ambassador joins us. >> is very important. we are getting word that the israelis are shutting down all of the roads that go towards gaza. it is a very bad sign. that is exactly what happened back in 2006 during the 34 day war. there are some great things about that won this war, i want to remind you, hezbollah was firing some 4000 rockets from lebanon into israel. we were actually watching the hezbollah fighters pull up in their trucks and they would launch the rockets from back of the truck. the israeli troops lined up along the border. they went in. the idea was to push those fighters deeper into lebanon. at that time, tel aviv, 90 miles away from the border, now switched what is happening in gaza. tel aviv was 90 miles away. now you have a situation where you have tel aviv only 37 miles from the gaza strip and jerusalem 43 miles away from the gaza strip. we now have rockets that have hit
in a successful pace toward getting nuclear weapons capability. they're arming the terrorists hamas and hezbollah so the iran influence continues to grow. europe and the united states focus their criticism on israel. >> thank you very much this morning. especially in paris. >> thank you, eric. >> thank you, embassador. new developments right now in negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff which is coming. it will bring looming tax hikes and spending cuts that threaten to plunge u.s. economy back into recession. republicans are showing a willingness to raise new revenues but reports that democrats are taking a harder line on entitlement reforms. joining, bob accuse -- >> what's the best case scenario from the meetings the president is attending with congressional leaders and what's the worst case scenario? >> best case scenario is they reach a deal pretty calmly within the next couple weeks before the holidays and so it doesn't hurt consumer spending around christmas. worst case scenario, they don't reach a deal and we go over the fiscal cliff, that markets are rattled and it's an economic cat
, they will strike back. it will use groups like hamas and hezbollah to hurt israel. israel is starting by taking out hamas and its rockets and then they go for the big enchilada, which is iran. what are your thoughts? >> it would be good if israelis started the strike, but they did not. it was done by islamic jihad organizations, going on for the last several months. israeli finally responds by taking the sites, all of which were delivered by iran, delivered to hamas and islamic jihad to sudan from iran, handed over to hamas by the egyptians. there is no doubt that israel would benefit from taking out this thread if they were about to strike iran, and it is a serious prospect that will give the same kind of opportunity for hezbollah in the north and got her bed, a collapse of the jordanian government next door. megyn: colonel north was talking about these rockets, coming from iran, israel is very worried about them because they are long-range and its mobile than. getting smuggled from egypt to hamas, we are told that under hosni mubarak, he used to monitor this, but since he has been ousted, the flo
and jerusalem. iran is demonstrating that both hamas and the gaza strip and hezbollah and lebanon have the capability to hit any civilian target in israel. that is designed to focus israel's attention and deter israel from a decision to go after the iranian nuclear weapons program. just as a simple matter of physics, the israeli air force cannot be in three places at the same time and cannot be attacking the iranian nuclear program while suppressing rocket fire from hezbollah and hamas. jon: ambassador john bolton joining us this morning. thank you. jenna: we are on the eve of the thanksgiving holiday. some u.s. businesses are in major showdowns with unions. we will tell you how this can disrupt your travel and your shopping over the next couple of days or weeks. plus, a very busy day. what about the train stations? we can't forget about them. a live report from union station as hundreds of thousands try to make it home for the holidays. jenna: welcome back, everyone. union showdowns on some u.s. businesses and we are watching what could be developing. big arguments between major compa
certainly was not a lackey of the united states, and israel. in fact he was supported of hezbollah, amass, iran, and other groups and states, that had a lot of street credibility in the arab world. so they thought it would pass them over. in fact i know that president bashar had mentioned -- commissioned three studies in february and march before the uprising broke out, and all three said, no, it's not going to happen in syria. so he felt pretty confident. i know for -- i can guarantee you that he was absolutely shocked when the uprising really started to seep into syria, particularly, of course, what lit the fire was the arrest and roughing up of the 15 school age children, teenagers, in the southern city of duras in syria. that touched a nerve. that sort of thing happened in syria quite a bit over the years, but in the new circumstances of the arab spring, and the regime didn't under the new circumstances -- it just grew and grew and grew after that. and it unleashed -- i think this pentup frustration, especially among an empowered and energized and largely disenfranchised youth, especi
this limited to israel and gaza. certainly we're keeping a close eye on the front with hezbollah. israel was talking praise for hamas, almost like an older sibling, saying this is how it shows hamas is maturing. you saw a major victory over israel. hezbollah took a heavy toll from that as well, but they were able to challenge israel superiority. that's what hamas is going for here with these rockets, and we'll just have to see if they achieve that with this ground operation. it's going to be very difficult to reach very densely populated areas like gaza city. >> thank you very much, rev reva bhalla and rick burns as well. >>> so if all of this, indeed, does come down to open warfare, what will the battlefield look like? let's take a look because this is israel alongside the mediterranean ocean right now. it's 75% jewish. the economy is quite good here and the economy is below 75%. it's twice as big as washington, d.c. under 2 million people there. they're predominantly palestinian and their economy is very bad, unemployment very high. globalfire.com has called israel the tenth most power
belonging to the militant group hezbollah wanted by the united states in the deaths of five americans, is now a free man. iraq had him behind bars and refused to hand him over. going against the wishes of the united states, iraq released the suspect now home in lebanon still considered a huge security threat to america. peter doocy following the story. >> reporter: vice president biden called iraqi prime minister maliki this week and told him it was important not to release the hezbollah affiliated terrorist accused of killing at least five american troops. by the iraqi prime minister said his country no longer had legal grounds to hold them they released him. now he's back home in beirut. republican senators mccain and graham are floored by the way things unfolded and released a joint statement that says, the release further shows that america's influence in the region is waning as a result of this administration's failed foreign policy. the united states now has so little influence that it could not prevail upon the iraqi government to extradite him to the united states to stand tri
of the last 20 years, yes, it probably will. you look at hezbollah after the 2006 war. they emerged stronger. hamas has -- came out of the operation four years ago with even more power here. what they've done is they've shown the arab world, the arab street, that they can fight, that their rockets are getting better, that their methods are getting better, and they're winning praise for it. they've got the support of the egyptian government. not militarily, but they have the sympathy of the egyptian people. other arab capitals have had demonstrations in support of the palestinians much more so, in fact, than four years ago. >> reporter: and how does mahmoud abbas who controls the west bank part of their territory come out of this? >> reporter: he's sort of been sidelined by the entire thing. he has been in touch with hamas leaders here in gaza. but in a sense rs he, he's not a player. it's the egyptians who are a critical intermediary. abbas really is on the sidelines. >> reporter: bob, is there a military solution to the conflict here? can israel cut out all the rockets? can they stop all th
. they are calling the israelis terrorists. we don't know what is going to happen in syria. hezbollah is sitting up to israel's north waiting their turn. they have occupied now in syria. of course, iran is behind them, too. you have hamas from the west, hezbollah from the north and the entire squeeze play is on. we are pledged to defend israel and their existence. we have told iran that we will not let them have nuclear weapons. obviously the gulf down there, it is important to us fo from an energy standpoint. vital interests but the situation seems to be getting worse as we kind of step back and kind of let all that take care of itself. we're kind of losing out. >> greta: i was in sudan in april. president bashir is torturing and killing his people. he is the guy that has munitions factory that they suspect is owned by iran. he is the one that was letting these rockets to go egypt and into gaza. he was giving a state visit by president morsi two months ago when she should have been indicted because he is indicted for genocide in darfur. everybody looks the other way. >> there is a big picture deve
the war that israel fought against hezbollah in will be none. launched a range of rocket attacks against israel. israeli forces launched a similar onslaught against them. at the end of all of that hezbollah became much more popular in lebanon. much more powerful politically, now you may see a similar situation play out in in the palestinian people. what other experts way woo say the border, into israel has been largely quiet since 2006. since that war, israelis would hope that there may be a similar outcome and they would certainly settle for six years of no rocket attacks across that southern border from gaza, jon. >> jon: jonathan hunt, thank you. that tension in the middle east affecting the colmes of crude oil. oil prices fell after wednesday's cease-fire agreement between israel and hamas. but after today's deadly shooting in gaza, prices climbed back up on fears the truce might falter. crude prices for january delivery jumped 71 cents to more than 81 bucks a barrel on the new york mercantile exchange. here in the u.s. a national average for gallon of gas dropped to 3.43. still 10 c
is hamas had 10,000 rockets in gaza to start. hezbollah has 40-60,000 rockets in syria and southern lebanon. iron dome is qualitatively superior to anything that hamas or hezbollah has. melissa: thank you for coming on, that is all very important information i have not heard anywhere else and i hope you'll come back on soon. >> absolutely. thank you for having me. melissa: crude oil futures falling 3% after hope for a cease-fire in the gaza strip immediate concerns of supply risk in the middle east. let's hope those hopes are not premature. and chevron files and ethics complaint against new york comptroller, the oil giant says it received at least $60,000 in campaign and donations for backing an environmental lawsuit against chevron in ecuador. the stock closing down slightly. in the first auction of greenhouse gas credits, allowances for the equivalent of 28.7 million-ton of co2 sold off november 14 auction. the sales rate almost $300 million for the cash-strapped state. next on "money," hewlett-packard could owe billions in a bad deal gone wrong. but is it their fault? and who is going to
's instability. i think we worry about insurgencies in general, hezbollah and hamas. hezbollah, if it felt that hamas was successful, would it start something from the north? and i think israel, over the broader perspective, is very interested in being sure that hamas is put back on its heels and not able to attack israel. that becomes very important for israel in the long run if it decides some time in the future it wants to go after iran. it would be worried about retaliation and it certainly doesn't want it from the south, which would be hamas and certainly from the north, from hezbollah. there is the immediate israel versus hamas. there's a broad er of hamas' success or not success and what israel might do some time down the road. >> nicholas, you've been involved in these kinds of things. surely there's some, you know, quiet negotiating go iing on between the united states and israel to calm things down or am i wrong about that? >> i think the obama administration has rightfully been supportive of israel. what the administration is clearly trying to do is enlist the support of arab st
of hezbollah has not been a allowed to walk free. he was accused of killing five american soldiers in iraq. he was acquitted by an iraqi court and allowed today to fly to lebanon. here is the important background. the united states handed this man over to the iraqis last december, earlier this year we have received assurances that they would not release this man, even though the iraqi court had cleared him of the charges, but as we stated, he is now free today. jon: just a short time ago, president obama wrapped up a high-stakes meeting with leaders on the so-called fiscal cliff. the year-end tax hikes and spending cuts. a look at what happens to some american farmers and small businesses if washington cannot reach a deal red william hazlitt about from washington. reporter: one of the tax is being negotiated is the estate tax, which is due to jump from 35 to 55%. reporters say it is necessary that the rich pay their fair share even when they die. critics argue it's not about income equality. it is about raising revenue. this printer works dawn to dusk, drives a 12-year-old child, and earns les
with the help of iran. hamas and hezbollah to the north in lebanon have become proxy groups for iran. israel has long known that if it participates in a strike on iran's nuclear program, that iran will use hamas and hezbollah to fire rockets into israel. in a way israeli officials believe they will have to deal with the rockets from gaza sooner or later, and it's likely they will send in ground forces so these longer-range rockets will not be able to strike israel down the road. jenna: we've mentioned the ground forces are there, they're at the ready for that one order to cross over and begin this ground operation, but where does the pentagon stand on any escalation between the israelis and those inside gaza? >> reporter: well, the pentagon is watching the developments very closely just as they did back in 2006 when hezbollah provoked a war with israel and fired hundreds, if not thousands of katusha rockets into israel. these rockets being fired into israel from the gaza strip are, as the ambassador mentioned, some of them are faja-5 and modified grad rockets that have a much longer range meanin
in a strike on iran's nuclear program that iran will use hamas and hezbollah to fire rockets into israel. the israelis think they will have to deal with the rockets from gaza sooner or later and it's likely they will have to send in grounds forces. the pentagon is watching this very closely. for the first time hamas has fired rockets capable of hitting tel aviv and jerusalem. they were smuggled in through tunnels which is easier to do since the arab spring and the removal of hosni mubarak. so far it seems to be working pretty well. the iron dome has intercepted 307 out of 875 rockets fired from the gaza strip. the obama administration gave israel $205 million to purchase additional iron dome batteries in 2010 and congress approved additional funds for the system. megyn: middle east analysts are watching protests in jordan. we are told the demonstrations are in response to high fast prices. but they spiraled out of control. now there are suggestions that the muslim brotherhood may be trying to take advantage of all this chaos, using it to try to bring down king abdullah's regime. lieutena
worked out other than the cease-fire. >>> israel is the target of another militant group. hezbollah is warning they will fire rockets into tel aviv if a war breaks out. they fought against hezbollah in 2006. >>> we are learning about a plane crash that killed a danville man. russell hackler was killed when his single engine plane crashed into the hillside of the airport. hackler was the only person on board the plane. >> he said, you know, if i check out tomorrow, i have had a full life. i have done everything i want. i enjoyed myself. i am happy. and it is all been good. >>> the faa is looking into the cause of the crash. >>> black friday sales appear to be down but the early start may be to blame. the shopper track found they spent $11.2 billion on black friday. that is down 1.8% from last year. the black friday numbers may appear to be down because they don't include numbers from thanksgiving night. >>> cyber monday deals are being offered earlier. walmart, amazon and best buy all rolled out free black friday deals before thanksgiving. americans spent $1.2 million on cyber money.
that very save vacuum and hamas, hezbollah, al qaeda, this is where the president has faltered. if the former cia director was in cairo, the former cia director in lebanon, communications were occurring with hamas and egypt, we would not be seeing the attack on the level we have now. cheryl: they you think benjamin netanyahu if he made this move now in advance of continuing tensions from iran because of the weapons cache found in the gaza strip. it is believe the iranians are behind some of the shipping of those missiles as well as the lebanese. do you think benjamin netanyahu news this and the reason he is making this move is because iran will be an issue six months or nine months from now? >> you are hitting it right on the head. israel is in a difficult position. no matter what they do there will be blood involved. it would be to the benefit to take on hamas. of hezbollah steps in take iman, when they address iran down the road regarding nuclear devices i guarantee you iran will push the buttons of hamas and hezbollah to rain thousands of missiles down on israel and you have
-dimensional problem for israel. hezbollah in the north i'm being told is being consulted by hamas to launch its rockets to the north of israel. in addition, jordan is aflame with muslim brother provocati s provocations. and there's a dark hand here. the rockets were fired into tel aviv today not just by the islamic jihad but by the control agents of the islamic jihad, iran. iran is part of this matrix, larry. >> i totally believably. rich, in light of what john just said, this thing could spread throughout the whole region. we've got now syria, lebanon, hezbollah. of course, hamas, which i think israel is going to wipe away. what about egypt? what about turkey? and what about iran? in other words, how big is this going to be? how much is this going to spread? this may become a massive world event. may become, for all i know, a financial market event. but i want to ask both of you gentlemen with the remaining moments we have, how far is this going to spread? >> first, larry, you already raised one of the problems. and that is there's been indecision and uncertainty in washington on our middle e
will. you look at hezbollah after the 2006 war, they emerged stronger. hamas came out of the operation four years ago with even more power here. what they've done is they've shown the arab world, the arab street that they can fight, their monods are getting better and they're winning praise for it. they have the support of the egyptian government, not militarily, but they have the sympathy of the egyptian people. other arab capitals have had demonstrations in support of the palestinians, much more so than in fact four years ago. >> how does mahmoud abbas, who controls the west bank, part of their territory, come out of this? >> he's sort of been sidelined by the entire thing. he has been in touch with hamas leaders here in gaza, but in a sense, he's not really a player. it's the egyptians who are really the critical intermediary between hamas and israel. mahmoud abbas is really on the sideline. >> is there a military solution to the conflict here? is this something, can israel cut out all the rockets, can they stop all the rockets just through military means? doesn't seem like it. >> n
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